Rub and Abrasion Tester

The Hanatek Rub and Abrasion tester brings new levels of repeatability and convenience to testing the durability of inks and coatings on any printed material. The instrument is used for testing the scuff, marking and rub resistance of cartons, films and commercial printed material.


  • Fully automated touch screen operation
  • Choice of weights
  • Air jet waste removal
  • Additional attachments for scratch test or wet rub test available
  • Progammed test cycles allow tests be to run unsupervised
  • Free two year warranty
  • Free sample cutter


Standards BS 3110
Weights Weights 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 psi pressure
Speed Speed 60 RPM
Weight 10kg max
Size (h) 420 x (w) 350 x (d) 250 mm


This comparitive test works by abrading a printed sample against a reference material under known conditions. The results can be used to identify alternative substrates, better ink and coating formulations or the suitability of finished cartons, films or printed books, magazines and promotional materials. The Hanatek Rub and Abrasion tester has automatic weight selection and can be programmed for the required number of cycles, enabeling it to be run concurrently with other laboratory tests.


  • Predict print performance
  • Assess coating & substrate suitability
  • Predict print durability
  • Improve packaging effectiveness

Applications include:

  • Ink Manufacturers
  • Printers
  • Packers
  • Packaging Developers

What is Durability and Abrasion Testing

A laboratory rub proof tester is a tool for comparing the rubbing, scuffing and marking of inks and coatings on commercial print and packaging, it can be used as part of quality control in a production environment or an aid to development in the laboratory.

Protective packaging, magazines, commercial documents and promotional material are all printed with inks and coatings which are designed to remain clear, bright and undamaged during the items lifetime.

Unfortunately movement during packing, shipping or everyday handling can cause items to mark or scuff. The coatings and substrates used, the cure conditions and the amount of abrasion all effect the severity of this damage.